"Written by a former member of the Israel Defense Forces, this book compares the wars fought in Lebanon against the Palestinian Liberation Organization (1982) and against Hezbollah (2006), and in the Gaza Strip (1956, 1967, 2008-2009 and 2014). The author draws similarities between Israel and the Western states--mainly the United States and Britain"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-199) and index.
Israel's national strategy and its high-intensity wars -- Israel's combat doctrine in a high-intensity war -- The strategic linkage between Israel's high-intensity, hybrid and low-intensity wars -- The IDF in fighting low- and high-intensity wars -- Fire in the backyard : Israel's campaigns in the Gaza Strip in 1956, 1967, 2008-2009 and 2014 -- Fighting hybrid adversaries : Israel versus the PLO in 1982 and the Hezbollah in 2006 -- Israel's military strategy and doctrine and its resemblance to Western states -- The U.S.-Vietnam War and the Israeli-Hezbollah War in the 1990s -- The high- and low-intensity war in Libya in 2011
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